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Correct torque for rear driveshaft 12 point nut

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by coolspot007007, Oct 15, 2013.

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    [Oct 15, 2013]
    Is this the correct procedure for a rear driveshaft nut on an S3, seems a low torque?

    Wheels must not be in contact with ground when tightening drive shaft as otherwise wheel bearing could be damaged.

    • [SIZE=-1]‒ [/SIZE]Have second mechanic press brake.
    • [SIZE=-1]‒ [/SIZE]Tighten twelve-point nut to 250 Nm.
    • [SIZE=-1]‒ [/SIZE]Slacken off twelve-point nut by 360°(one turn).
    • [SIZE=-1]‒ [/SIZE]Tighten twelve-point nut to 50 Nm.
    • [SIZE=-1]‒ [/SIZE]Set vehicle down on its wheels.
    • [SIZE=-1]‒ [/SIZE]Give twelve-point nut further 60° turn.
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    [Oct 15, 2013]
    Its plus 60 degrees remember.... that will be enough to torque it up...

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    Yes thats correct, funny i use a gun
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    Yup, that's the correct tightening procedure mate.

    You can substitute the second mechanic, starting the engine - press your foot on the brake hard but leave some of the pedal visible - put a breaker bar/trimmed broom handle etc on the visible part of the brake pedal and wedge it against the base of the seat.
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    Lol, same here Phil. My impact gun undone the hub nut so it will damn sure tighten it back up. Give it some jigger jiggers as I say haha.
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